February 15, 2014

Trinity Men's Tennis Sweeps UMHB and Midwestern State on Saturday

San Antonio - The Tiger men's tennis team won a pair of matches on Saturday afternoon, finishing off an undefeated weekend of play at home.

The Tigers opened the day with an 8-1 win over the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, sweeping all three doubles contests, and also taking five of the six lines in singles.

Clayton Neiss and Nico Moreno were winners in both singles and doubles for the Tigers against UMHB.  Neiss teamed with Charlie Curtis for an 8-4 win at line three doubles, and also scored a 6-3, 6-2 win from his fourth position in singles.  Moreno and Paxton Deuel took an 8-3 victory in the top line of doubles, then he alson won 6-0, 6-4 from the second spot in singles.

Against Midwestern State, Trinity took two of three doubles matches to take the early advantage, then split the singles matches to earn the team victory.

Jordan Mayer clinched the match for the Tigers with his 6-4, 6-4 win at line five singles.  Greg Haugen earned a 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 win to start off singles play from the third position.  The doubles partners were able to avenge their earlier loss in doubles play for the Tigers.

Midwestern State tied the match with a pair of singles wins to follow Haugen's opening victory, but Aaron Skinner broke the tie with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 comeback win at line two, setting up Mayer's clincher.

Trinity will travel to Cleveland, Ohio for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoor Championships.  The Tigers will not return home until March 29, hosting Hardin-Simmons University and Laredo Community College.

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